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HER Number:MDV72390
Name:East Worlington, Edgelake Cottage


Edgelake Cottage an early 17C house on Bull Hill in East Worlington


Grid Reference:SS 774 134
Map Sheet:SS71SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishEast Worlington
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishEAST WORLINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COTTAGE NON SPECIFIC (XVII - 1601 AD to 1700 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880s, Ordnance Survey (Cartographic). SDV848.

Irregular shaped building shown as 'Oddislake Cottage' on OS 25" (1880s) map to the east of Edgelake Bridge with an irregular shaped enclosure to the southeast. The building is shown but not named on OS 25" (1906) map. A 'Well' is shown to the west at SS77381338. Other details: Also on OS 25" (1906) map.

English Heritage, 1987, East Worlington (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV325134.

Edgelake Cottage on Bull Hill in East Worlington. House. Early 17C. Rubble and cob, rendered; gabled straw-thatched roof; tall projecting front lateral stack with bread oven to right, rubble shaft. Plan: A 2-room and cross or through-passage plan, the hall/kitchen to the right heated from a lateral stack at the front with an integral hall bay to the right and with a stair-turret at the back of the hall. The lower end to the left was probably unheated originally, the partition on the lower left side of the passage has been removed so there is direct entry into this end which subsequently has been subdivided. Exterior: Single storey and attic; asymmetrical 1:1 windows, hall bay to right of hall stack, predominantly 2-and 3-light 19C casements with glazing bars, except small window to extreme right of frontage with heavily-chamfered wood frame, probably originally with wooden mullions. Door opening in a double-chamfered wooden frame to left of stack, peak head, plank door, directly adjacent to the doorway a thatched roof over the bread oven. Projecting stair turret to rear, window with heavy wood frame. Interior: with remains of the plank and muntin screen including a doorframe with a 4-centred arch head. Hall with 3 chamfered ceiling cross beams with pyramid stops and fitted settle running into hall bay with 17C panelled back, fireplace with chamfered ceiling beam with pyramid stops. Stair-turret with stone steps and wooden treads, doorframe at top and bottom with peaked head. Low doorway with cambered head in partition between 2 rooms, now blocked. Roof: original roof structure, 2 bays with central closed truss with tie beam forming a partition between 2 first floor rooms. This is a good example of a small early 17C 2-room plan house. Other details: LBS No 97432.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325134List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 1987. East Worlington. Historic Houses Register.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 9:28PM